I Do... Until I Don't

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I Do... Until I Don't
I Do...Until I Don't poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byLake Bell
Written byLake Bell
Produced by
  • Miranda Bailey
  • Lake Bell
  • Amanda Marshall
  • Jett Steiger
CinematographyWyatt Garfield
Edited byKayla Emter
  • Ways & Means
  • Cold Iron Pictures
Distributed byThe Film Arcade
Release date
  • September 1, 2017 (2017-09-01)
Running time
106 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Box office$280,668[1]

I Do... Until I Don't is a 2017 American comedy film written and directed by Lake Bell. The film stars Bell, Ed Helms, Mary Steenburgen, Paul Reiser, Amber Heard, Dolly Wells, and Wyatt Cenac. The film was released on September 1, 2017, by The Film Arcade.


After a bad breakup, documentary filmmaker Vivian arrives in Florida in search of couples who are about to split, with a theory that marriage should last for only seven years, with an option to renew. The film shows three different marriages: Alice and Noah, who are struggling to get pregnant, Cybil and Harvey, an older couple who have been married for years, and polyamorous hippies Fanny and Zander.[2]



The working title What's the Point? was used before the film's release.[4] On March 23, 2016, it was announced Lake Bell and Ed Helms would star in the film.[3] On April 7, 2016, it was announced Mary Steenburgen, Paul Reiser, Amber Heard, Dolly Wells and Chace Crawford had joined of the cast of the film.[4] Principal photography began on April 3, 2016, and ended on April 29, 2016.[5][6]


The film was released on September 1, 2017, by The Film Arcade.[7]

Critical response[edit]

On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 28% based on 65 reviews, with an average rating of 4.2/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "I Do... Until I Don't misses opportunities for fresh observations, settling instead for a middle of the road romantic comedy lacking memorable characters or real emotional stakes."[8] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 43 out of 100, based on 18 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[9]


  1. ^ a b "I Do... Until I Don't (2017)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved September 17, 2017.
  2. ^ Allen, Nick (1 September 2017). "I Do... Until I Don't". RogerEbert.com. Retrieved 3 November 2021.
  3. ^ a b c Busch, Anita (2016-03-23). "Lake Bell's 'What's The Point?' Signs Ed Helms, Moves To Production". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-06-04.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Dave McNary (2016-04-07). "Amber Heard, Mary Steenburgen Join Lake Bell's 'What's the Point?'". Variety. Retrieved 2017-06-04.
  5. ^ "On the Set for 4/8/16: Ridley Scott & Michael Fassbender Start 'Alien: Covenant', Benedict Cumberbatch Wraps 'Doctor Strange'". SSN Insider. 2016-04-08. Archived from the original on 2016-04-20. Retrieved 2017-06-04.
  6. ^ "On the Set for 4/29/16: Nicholas Hoult Starts 'Rebel in the Rye', Elizabeth Olsen & Jeremy Renner Wrap 'Wind River'". SSN Insider. 2016-04-29. Archived from the original on 2017-02-22. Retrieved 2017-06-04.
  7. ^ Anthony D'Alessandro (2017-06-22). "Lake Bell Movie 'I Do…Until I Don't' To Open Over Labor Day Weekend". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-06-23.
  8. ^ "I Do... Until I Don't (2017)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2020-04-10.
  9. ^ "I Do... Until I Don't reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved September 9, 2019.

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